…all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the floodgates of heaven were opened (Genesis 7:11)

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A battered diamond that survived a trip from “hell” confirms a long-held theory: Earth’s mantle holds an ocean’s worth of water.

“It’s actually the confirmation that there is a very, very large amount of water that’s trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth,” said Graham Pearson, lead study author and a geochemist at the University of Alberta in Canada. The findings were published today (March 12) in the journal Nature.

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  1. Sounds like a heavy downpour and a heavy uppour.


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